January 29, 2016
Stetson University College of Law professor Stephanie Vaughan, Alabama - Alpha Gamma, has been promoted to associate dean for student engagement.
In her new position at the College of Law, Professor Vaughan will help guide students through their development into significant advocates, practitioners and individuals, blending their academic experience with co-curricular and extracurricular experiences to prepare the whole graduate.
“The next innovation in legal education is linking together elements of a legal education experience that have long been thought to be unconnected and distinct,” said Dean and Professor of Law Christopher Pietruszkiewicz.
Professor Vaughan has served for nearly two decades with the legal research and writing faculty at Stetson. She previously served as associate director for the Center for Excellence in Advocacy and as associate director, interim director and faculty liaison of international programs at Stetson Law. She will continue to teach courses in legal research and writing and advocacy.
Vaughan has mentored numerous students on Stetson’s award-winning moot court teams, including the world championship team that won the 2005 Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court Competition. She co-coached the Willem C. Vis International Arbitration Moot Team that won an award in every category in Hong Kong in 2014.
Professor Vaughan was appointed to the Global Skills Committee of the Legal Writing Institute and she co-chaired the Women in International Law Committee of the Florida Bar International Law section.
Before joining the Stetson Law faculty, Vaughan practiced law for a half-decade. Vaughan graduated with a J.D. with honors from Stetson University in 1991, receiving the Outstanding Woman Law Graduate and Cecil and Augusta Bailey Scholarship awards. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama and graduated from Seminole High School. She is a member of Delta Zeta.
About Stetson University College of Law
Stetson University College of Law, Florida's first law school, has prepared lawyers and leaders since 1900. Today, Stetson leads the nation in blending legal doctrine with practical training, evidenced by its top-ranked programs in advocacy and legal writing. Through our academically rigorous curriculum and commitment to social responsibility, Stetson lawyers are ethical advocates ready to succeed in the legal profession.